Thursday, 16 April 2009

Note the timing of Brown's apology

Am I the only person who thinks it suspicious that for days the PM refused to apologise for the McBride Scandal and then when he did, it came as another big, long-awaited story was breaking?

An effective comms man at Number 10 would have noticed the Green arrest story coming out this morning and realised the apology would not get as much coverage if it was done at the same time.

Brown’s “sorry for what happened” comment came less than an hour before Green’s statement on his arrest, release and the overall investigation.

A lucky coincidence?

8 comments:

Bent Society said...

Please do not be too tough on our PM. Sadly he is afflicted from Bensoc Syndrome. Such dour behaviour is typical of how the condition presents in patients: http://reducing-crimes.blogspot.com/2009/04/gordon-brown-sings-glasgow-folk-song-in.html

Bored of Brown said...

Even when he's apologising for the most grotesque type of spinning, he is still spinning. Will someone one rid us, rid us now.

pol-e-tics said...

Using one bad story for Labour to cover up another bad story for Labour. That's how bad it's got.

subrosa said...

Jings LD, I'll never sleep tonight. Why did you have to put his photo up? Couldn't you find one of a bonny dog or something?

Elby the Beserk said...
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Anonymous said...

Totally agree. Just when the Damien Green affair was to come public news once again, A Campbell and P Mendelson advised Gordon the Clown that it was the best time to say 'sorry', of cousre, desgined to divert attention for Jacqui Smith sorry handling of the whole affair. Typical opportunist spin by NuLabour, it disgusts me.

Lobbydog said...

Sorry Elby. You're always free to express you're opinion here, of course. But while the sentiment of your comment will be appreciated by many regulars, I try and keep certain words to a minimum. Your revised comment...

Elby the Beserk said...
@Bent Society

My diagnosis is that the PM is in fact suffering from Complete And Total **** Syndrome.

gaw said...

Perhaps he said sorry prior to Cabinet as he thought he might get duffed up by his Cabinet colleagues and be forced into an apology afterwards. If news of this rebellion got out it would have been extremely humiliating for Brown and what's left of his threatening modus operandi would be dissipated further, probably beyond recovery.

One question this raises, however, is whether we can imagine this spineless lot standing up to Brown?

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